Hey, mountain bikers—why go anywhere else? Whiteface Mountain Bike Park has 27 diverse trails that range from hardcore expert only downhillers, to cruisers, to winding cross-country paths—something for every ability and riding style. Whiteface also has the greatest vertical drop in the East, so there's a lot of room to roll here. From the summit of Little Whiteface, which you reach via a stunningly beautiful ride in the Cloudsplitter Gondola, trails are expert-only. Big bikes, helmets and full pads are the norm here. So are tight turns, big rocks and steep drops. Expect each run to take about 40 minutes. For intermediate and beginner riders, our shuttle bus, which runs twice an hour, will take you and your bike from the base up to a drop-off point where you can choose from a selection of trails that match your ability. After a day on the trails be sure to visit the J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Café and Wine Bar. For gear, check out Brookside Apparel, located at the base lodge.
Cross Country Biking at the Olympic Sports Complex
It doesn't get much more fun, invigorating, thrilling (and did we say fun?) than it does at the Olympic Sports Complex. We have more than 30 km of trails that climb, dip and twist through pristine stands of Adirondack hardwoods and sky-scraping pines. If you're a veteran trail rider, you'll find plenty to challenge you: all the jumps, steeps and hair pin turns you could ever want and terrain that varies from open meadows to single-track in secluded forests.
If you're new to the sport, this is the perfect place to get started. Our trail system has plenty of mileage to offer riders of all levels. The staff at our teaching center, where the motto is "Fun, not Fear," will show you everything from how to get the most out of your bike to how to conquer hills safely. You'll build confidence, learn new skills, surprise yourself by what you're capable of doing on two wheels, and come away from your lesson with a new love for a new sport.